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    Friendly LF suggestion #132

    So, if you use Post-it notes to keep track of exposures, remember to remove them before inserting the filmholder in the camera, or they will get caught on the light trap as the darkslide is removed from the holder, leaving the mysterious shadow of a Post-it note on the negative. Fortunately, this problem may be quickly diagnosed before another sheet is ruined by checking the filmholder after removing the film, and removing the errant sticky note.

    The likelihood of this problem increases geometrically with the size and cost of the film, of course.

    Just a friendly suggestion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    grrrrr.......
    I sympathize with your pain David ... been there, done that myself.
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    David, thank you this is one I hadn't thought of yet. Of course with my luck I'll do it the next time I'm out shooting. I'm constantly amazed by all the opportunities to screw up with large format, it looks so simple.

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    That's one I haven't done myself. But I'll just add that blueberry jam and emulsion is not a good combination...
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    So, if you use Post-it notes to keep track of exposures, remember to remove them before inserting the filmholder in the camera, or they will get caught on the light trap as the darkslide is removed from the holder, leaving the mysterious shadow of a Post-it note on the negative. Fortunately, this problem may be quickly diagnosed before another sheet is ruined by checking the filmholder after removing the film, and removing the errant sticky note.

    The likelihood of this problem increases geometrically with the size and cost of the film, of course.

    Just a friendly suggestion.


    grrrrr.......
    David,

    You did not actually do that, did you?

    Please say no.

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    I even managed to do it with one of my fine S&S 11x14" filmholders. Fortunately, I did make a backup neg, which I don't often do, but I was planning to process the two different negs for two different density ranges in this case, so I have a second one. When I saw this strange rectangle on one edge of the neg I started trying to figure out what came loose in the camera, but it wasn't on any of the other negs I made, so I checked the filmholder, and sure enough, there was the sticky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    That's one I haven't done myself. But I'll just add that blueberry jam and emulsion is not a good combination...
    Neither is honey on the dark slide.

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    I've found that it helps to take the post-it-notes off the darkslides before going into the dark to unload the holders too. Otherwise, there is a slight chance of getting a post-it-note in the dev tank with the film....

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    The experiences of the veteran are not lost on the exuberant neophite...many thanks for sharing them with us...er, um,..me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyk49
    The experiences of the veteran are not lost on the exuberant neophite...many thanks for sharing them with us...er, um,..me...
    I'm not sure we should thank David for this. Now that Murphy knows that we know, doesn't that increase the chances of it happening to the rest of us?
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